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Dave "Daveheart" Gwynne

Dave is a 30 year old born and bred Scot, now living in Illinois, USA. During the day, he works as an educator and summer camp director, as well as freelancing as a writer/editor. At night, he becomes a video-game enthusiast.

Dave also enjoys reading, talking and learning, all of which he has been practicing from an early age.

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Friday eXcursion: Kaiju-A-Go-Go

Welcome to the first-ever “Friday eXcursion”, a feature we’ll have on the occasional Friday where we’ll be moving away from our chosen genre and look at some games that just appear to be plain ol’ fun! First up: Kaiju-A-Go-Go! Remember the classic 80’s arcade title Rampage? Humans transformed […]

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StarDrive 2 Review

Space bears. Samurai space bears. I contemplated leaving my review of Zero Sum Games’ StarDrive 2 right there, but the truth is that samurai space bears are only a tiny piece of the icing atop the StarDrive 2 cake. And what a delightfully delectable cake it is! Ok, […]

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Star Ruler 2 Review

Blind Mind Studios’ Star Ruler 2 is a grand-scale 4X RTS that places players at the helm of building a complex sprawling empire, forged from the metaphorical space fires of rampant expansion, dominating conquest, and cunning diplomacy. Does that description sound appropriately epic enough for a game titled […]

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Imagine Earth Preview

Imagine Earth, from two-man indie developers Serious Brothers, is a sandbox-style management sim with a healthy dose of strategy and a smattering of environmental conscientiousness. Yes, a video game that even Al Gore can enjoy. The game is set at some point in the distant future after multi-national […]

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Horizon Review

For nearly two decades, the 4X space strategy genre has been dominated by a single title alone: Master of Orion 2. MoO2 has become an automatic, genre-defining standard by which to measure modern 4X titles. Nostalgia about the game’s quality may well influence this (to what degree is […]